listen in silence as nature orchestrates spring winds blow unceasing

A Monoku is a type of poem which is made up of a single horizontal line. Traditionally considered as a haiku writing, it is currently accepted as a variant of the haiku form of poetry. Monoku emerged as an independent style of poetry in the 1970s.

Unlike the Haiku which is made up of three outlines with a total of seventeen syllables, Monoku features a single line consisting of seventeen syllables or even fewer.

It contains a pause brought about by speech rhythm with slight or no punctuation. The first letter should not be capitalized – but instead written in lower case.


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26 thoughts on “Ez-Pz Writes – June 11, 2022

  1. I hadn’t heard of a Monoku before – this is a fascinating form. I love short and shortest poetry. I just realized that you have written lots of them. What can I say? Came to the party late and should have followed you sooner!!!


  2. This form of poetry is new to me. As always, you have written a lovely example, Eugenia. Listening in silence to nature is a great stress reliever. πŸ™‚


  3. Somewhere I have some interesting images of some tall ornimental grasses…
    lovely songs in naturers breezes. πŸ™‚


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